Street Food & Market at Victoria Square
Beat the Monday blues by popping down to Victoria Square and checking out this great little street food market. Grab a gourmet coffee on the way to work and fill your boots at lunchtime from the always excellent array of vendors available. If you’re lucky enough to have the day off have a mooch around the mini-market and pick up something nice for tea (dinner, lunch and supper options can also be considered).
Mon 4 Sep 8am at Victoria Square, Birmingham www.facebook.com
Stirchley Community Market at Stirchley Baths
Time for Birmingham’s friendliest and most interesting collection of stalls, street food and all round positive loveliness. All the usual quality vendors spread across the courtyard and main hall for some hardcore perusal and of course lots of yummy big eats from our favourite street food merchants. New this month is Just Falafs so you know exactly where to find us. See you there.
Tue 5 Sep 4pm at Stirchley Baths, Bournville Ln, Birmingham B30 2JT stirchleycommunitymarket.co.uk/
Journey Film Club presents Arrival (dir: Denis Villeneuve, 2016, cert 12A)
That rarest of things a grown up sci-fi film that nurtures and encourages thought and imagination, with a compelling narrative and intelligently implemented CGI effects. In short, a film that respects its audience. What if the future of humanity rested on the interpretation of a word or phrase? A fascinating examination of language, speech and ideas.
Tue 5 Sep 7.30pm at Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk
Showcase at The Blue Piano
A delightful way to spend a Wednesday evening, hunker down at the cool and cosy Blue Piano and soak up some of the best local music. Kiera Battersby is a young singer songwriter with a sophisticated voice who explores a range of styles and injects them with her own modern twist, Kiera will be accompanied by guitarist Mike Bethel. Also appearing is upcoming folk troubadour Chris Brambley.
Wed 6 Sep 7pm at The Blue Piano, 26 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3AA www.facebook.com
Waco, The Vanishing Point & The Family at Subside
Surprise You’re Dead promoters and Subside once again give us an evening of beautiful gratis noise with some real heavy hitters plugging their riotous energy into our brains. Cosmic rock and roll punks Waco will be ploughing through their psychedelic tinged and raucous new album Deathless not to mention displaying excellent sartorial sense, more loud shirts please. Hirsute grungers The Family and rockers The Vanishing Point complete a quality bill.
Thu 7 Sep 7pm at Subside, 57 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DA www.facebook.com
Moseley Arts Market at Colmore Row
The wonderful Moseley Arts Market ups sticks and decamps to the grounds of St Philips Cathedral for some quality inner city shopping. A lovely spot to browse quality products ranging from photography, jewelry, textiles, pottery, paper, glass and a whole lot more. Everything available is of course produced by the vendor selling it, no tat here.
Fri 8 Sep 9am at Colmore Row, Birmingham www.facebook.com
Shifting Birmingham: 900 Years Drawn & Erased at The Works Gallery
Birmingham is an evolving city; the pace of change is quite breathtaking at times and not always popular, Nita Newman’s 900 Years Drawn & Erased is an exhibition based on the soon to be demolished historic Wholesale Market. Almost a thousand years of history is traced through time lapse maps in relation to this iconic city venue. Georgia Chapman has produced hand drawn portraits of current market traders and the photography of Dan Burwood that inspired them is also displayed. There is an artist talk at 6pm and the exhibition runs until 22nd September.
Fri 8 Sep 5pm at The Works Gallery, Third Floor, Jubilee Works, 130 Pershore Street, Birmingham B5 6ND www.facebook.com
Flatpack Floating Cinema Shorts
As part of Birmingham Heritage week Flatpack have arranged a series of short films curated by Media Archive for Central England showing films of Ladywood from the 1950s–1980s aboard the lovely Ikon Gallery barge moored at Brewmaster Bridge. No need to book just climb aboard the floating cinema and take a step back in time.
Sat 9 Sep to Sun 10 Sep at Brewmaster Bridge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2JB Free ikon-gallery.org
Published on: Tue 1 Aug 2017